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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

124                                   FLORA INDICA.                        {Anonacea.

HAB. In penins. Malayana ad Malacca, Griffith !—(v. s.)
Arbor.   Bamuli vix rugulosi, cortice fusco, pubescentcs, demum glabrati, juniores
com omnibus partibus novellis dense ferrugineo-tomcntosi.    Folia 5-7 poll, longa,

fulvo-tomentosa.    Ovaria denseferruginco-strigosa.    Carpella 2 poll, longa, lucvin,
glabra.   Semina oblonga, testa spongiosa, uiuserialia.
We have only seen two or three detached carpels, and have not been able to find
any arillua.
2. H. oxyantha (H.f. et T.); foliis ovalibus vel oblongis abrupte
acaininatis utrinque glaberrimis, floVibus axillaribus fasciculatis.—Uva-
ria. oxyantha, W'alL Cat. 6478 !
HAB. In penins. Malayana ad Singapur, Wall.!—(«?. s. in Herb,
Linn. Soc.)
Arbor. Tfamuti validi, rugosi, cortice fusco, glabri, juniores pubcrali. Folia 7-8
pott, lon-ga, 2£-S£ lata, pet. -^-poll., coriacca, supra nitida, subtus glauea. l*sdun-
culi petiolum pahllo snperanles, adpresse puberuli. Scpaht conmita, ktc ovata, de-
mum rcvoluta, dorso puberula. Petcda griseo-pubenila, 1^-1^ poll, loiiga, siccitate
dorao costata* Stamina, ct ovaria prioris.
12. XYLOPIA, L.
Coslocliuc, Alph. DC. Mem.   Patonia, Wight, HI. i, 18.
Sepala 3, basi (scepe alte) connata. Petala 6, sestivatione biseriatim
valvata, elongata, subasquilpnga, crasse coriacea; extcriora concava,
marginibus planis; interiora basi tantura excavata, supeme triquetra.
Torus coniciis, interne excavatus et ovaria incluclens, exteme stamina
gerens. Stamina indefinita, oblonga, antheranim loculis dorsalibus re-
raotis, connective truncato capitato. Ovaria definita, 1-5, sericca, in-
£torum abscondita, oblonga yel ovalia, stylis elongatis exsertis in
nm conniventibus aplce clavatis.   Ooula S-6, secus suturam yentra-
L honzontalia.—Arbores forsan Jmvn'des, foliosa, ramosce, foliis coria-
ceis lucidis, floribns axillaribw solltariis vel fasciculutis, alabastris longis
triquetri*.
The genus Xylopia >vas originally founded by Linnrcns, but its characters were re-
niodelled by St. Hilaire, who first established it firnily, as we now recognize it, distin-
guishing it by the shape of the petals, the position of the ovules, the peculiar hol-
Ipw torus, and the dchtscence of the fruit. Von Martins distinguishes it by the same
characters, while A. Richard, in the ' >1. Cnbte/ depending principally on the torus,
oinits all mention of the dehiscence of the fruit, and unites with it Alph. DC Candolle's
C&locline and Habssetia. The latter genus we have already alluded to. 'Ccclocline,
which has' the same torus and ovary as Xy/opia, appears distinguished by less im-
portant* characters, as the dehiscence of-the fruit sometimes seems to occur at a very
late, period, and the presence of arillus is perhaps of no great moment in the Order.
Of the Indian species described below, the only one which is known in fruit has the
arillus of Xylopia ; we are therefore disposed for the present to follow A. Richard in
retaining that genus entire, as all the snecies are very similar in habit, and the flowers
of the Asiatic ones are in no way distinguishable 'from those of the American ones.
If the fruit of any of the Indian plant* described below-be found to diflpf from that
of the typical species of the genus, the difference will in all probability bo regarded